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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lamented the increase in negligence in personal and social behaviour since ‘Unlock-1’ from June one when coronavirus lockdown curbs were eased, and said no one is above law in India be it a village pradhan or the head of the government.
In his address to the nation, the Prime Minister also observed that rules were followed very strictly during the nationwide lockdown imposed on March 25, adding there is a need to be alert and more careful during the ‘Unlock 2.0’ phase.

Here are the top developments:


  • PM Modi said that during the unlock phase, governments, local bodies and people need to show alertness. “We especially need to focus more on containment zones,” he stressed. The country has been witnessing a rapid surge in coronavirus cases since June 1.
  • Modi also said that considering the Covid-19 death rate, India is comparatively in a better position compared to many countries of the world.
  • PM Modi also announced extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, a programme to provide free ration for over 80 crore people, mostly poor, by five more months till November end.
  • The scheme was rolled out for three months from April soon after the nationwide lockdown was announced to combat the Covid-19.
  • The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients in the country is fast approaching 60 per cent, with the Union health ministry attributing it to collective and focussed efforts of the Centre and states for containment and management of the pandemic. As on date, there are 1,19,696 more recovered patients than Covid-19 active cases.
  • Patanjali Ayurved on Tuesday said that it never claimed to have made a medicine for coronavirus. The Haridwar-based organisation has withdrawn from its earlier claim, in reply to the notice given by Uttarakhand Ayush ministry.
  • Fifty-three more Border Security Force personnel have tested positive for Covid-19, taking the overall infections in the largest border guarding force to over 1,000, officials said. Out of the total 1,018 coronavirus cases in the force, 659 personnel have recovered and 354 are under treatment.


  • Maharashtra: Thane city will observe a total lockdown between July 2-12 to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Non-essential services will not operate during this period, and nor would movement of vehicles for proposes other than medical and essential travel be allowed.
  • Tripura: Tripura is not thinking of extending the coronavirus lockdown as the situation in the state is “stable” and the frontline workers are doing a commendable job, education minister Ratan Lal Nath said. 34 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Tripura, taking the tally in the state to 1,386.
  • Delhi: The coronavirus recovery rate in the national capital reached 66.03 per cent on June 29 as against the national rate of 58.67 per cent, according to official figures. In June, the national capital added over 64,000 fresh cases to its tally, while over 47,357 patients recovered, were discharged or migrated.
  • Andhra: A total of 704 Covid-19 cases were added in Andhra Pradesh, taking the overall tally in the state to 14,595. The toll rose to 187 with seven fresh casualties.
  • Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 90,000 mark with nearly 4,000 fresh cases for the third consecutive day and with 60 more deaths, the toll touched 1,201.
  • UP: Uttar Pradesh reported 25 Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, taking their number to 697 as 664 new cases of the infection pushed the state’s tally to 23,492.
  • HP: An 80-year-old woman died due to Covid-19 in Himachal Pradesh, pushing the death toll due to the disease to nine in the state.
  • Karnataka: About 50 goats and sheep have been kept in isolation at a village in Tumakuru district after a shepherd tested positive for coronavirus. The villagers panicked when they noticed that some goats and sheep were having respiratory problems, an officer in the animal husbandry department of the district said.
  • J&K: An 85-year-old coronavirus positive woman died at Government Medical College hospital in Jammu, raising the toll related to Covid-19 to 96 in the Union territory.
  • Assam: A quinquagenarian brought dead to a hospital tested positive for Covid-19, raising the death toll in Assam to 12, while 41 new cases pushed the total tally to 7,835.
  • Puducherry: One more patient succumbed to Covid-19 at the Indira Gandhi Government Medical College hospital and 31 new cases were reported during last 24 hours, taking the total tally of the infected to 721.
  • Rajasthan: The Covid-19 death toll in Rajasthan rose to 409 with four more fatalities being recorded, while 94 fresh cases took the number of infections to 17,754.
  • Odisha: Odisha reported two more Covid-19 fatalities, taking the death toll due to the disease to 25 in the state, while the number of cases crossed the 7,000-mark with 206 fresh ones.
  • Goa: Chief minister Pramod Sawant has said extensive testing is being undertaken in his Sankhalim Assembly constituency, which has reported 24 Covid-19 cases so far, to contain spread of the virus.
  • West Bengal: In a unique initiative, the West Bengal government has set up a ‘COVID warrior club’ in Murshidabad district, comprising people who have recovered from the disease and willing to aid the administration and health workers in containing the pandemic.
  • Telangana: The Covid-19 death rate in Telangana is 1.7 per cent while the national average is 3 per cent, state health minister Eatala Rajendra said. He said that 10,666 positive cases have been reported so far including 7,250 active cases in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits.
  • Andaman & Nicobar Islands: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands has recently seen a spurt in cornavirus cases with the infection tally mounting to 97.
  • Kerala: Kerala’s Covid-19 tally touched 4,442 with 131 people, including nine CISF personnel from Kannur, testing positive, as the Indian Medical Association sounded that there were indications of community spread.


  • The coronavirus has killed at least 505,652 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December. At least 10,322,400 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories.
  • Britain’s medical regulatory agency has approved the resumption of a trial testing whether hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug favoured by US President Donald Trump, which might help prevent health workers from contracting the coronavirus.
  • The United States is the worst-hit country with 126,141 deaths from 2,590,582 cases. At least 705,203 people have been declared recovered.
  • Pakistan has reported 2,846 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 209,337, while the number of fatalities reached 4,304 after 118 people died of the disease in the country.
  • Singapore reported 246 new Covid-19 cases, mostly foreign workers living in dormitories. Of the 246 new cases, three are Singaporean citizens or permanent residents (foreigners), the health ministry said. The rest 243 are foreign workers living in dormitories.
  • South Korea has reported 43 newly confirmed cases of Covid-19 from across the country as infections begin to spread beyond the greater capital area, which has been at the center of a virus resurgence since late May.
  • Iran’s coronavirus epidemic is still in its first wave, the government said as it announced nearly 150 new deaths a day after reporting a record high daily toll.

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